New Zealand vs Pakistan: New Zealand have looked at ease in their favorable conditions so far and hasn’t faced much of a challenge so far. There is the experience of Guptill combined with Tim Seifert who has been the highest run scorer in this series so far. The return of Kane Williamson has further boosted the batting. Tim Southee’s performance in the last game and the rise of Scott Kuggeleijn will give NZ a big boost ahead of next year’s T20 WC. The Kiwis look to be in complete control and will look to continue their dominance.
Pakistan though, have struggled so far without their regular captain Babar Azam. Their young batsmen have found it difficult to deal with the pace and bounce. Mohammad Hafeez used all his experience in the last game and showed how to play in such pitches but he has lacked support from the other end. Haider Ali has shown his talent in England and will look to make use of the first 6 overs. With skipper Shadab Khan in good form with the bat, Pakistan will need some runs from him down the order. Bowling has looked good in patches but Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf will need to trouble NZ consistently in order to cause any problems for their strong batting order.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Team News
New Zealand (NZ)
- They are in red hot form at the moment and are looking unbeatable.
- Their bowling and batting are clicking unanimously and takes some effort for any team in the world to beat them at the moment.
- The professor is in ominous form and will finish the year 2020 as one of the best batsmen in the shortest format of the game.
- Faheem Ashraf has been impressive throughout the series and has given another option to Pakistan in the longer run.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Playing11
NZ Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Kyle Jameison, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn
PAK Playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Khan, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf